Places to visit in Dehradun! – #MyFriendAlexa

I had visited Dehradun in monsoon over a long weekend. We drove for Delhi on our own & spent first day exploring Dehradun market. You can read my previous post here.

Day 2

After having breakfast at McDonald’s, I had plans to visit the touristy places in Dehradun.

Forest Research Institute
The building is built-in Victorian architecture style & is a National Heritage Site. You might recognize the building from various movies shot here. It boosts of museum open to public. If you are interested in flora & fauna, then you should add this place to must visit list.
Source- wikipedia
Unfortunately, I did not spend much time here and don’t have any clear pictures.
Robber’s Cave – Guchhu Paani
This is a popular picnic spot in Dehradun located around 10 km outside the city. It is a naturally formed cave through which water flows. You can walk inside the cave by passing through the cold water. At places, small waterfalls are also visible. For me it was romantic experience, entering the cave by walking through the knee-deep water. πŸ™‚
It is advisable to wear water-resistant clothing & shoes for wading through the water. Slippers are easily available on rent. Also, there are food stalls present at the entrance serving Maggi & Momos.
There is a story that robbers used to hide in this cave, hence it was named as Robber’s Cave by Britishers. Funny how some places get names!
Mindrolling Monastery
The monastery is located in Clement Town Area, Dehradun. The tranquil atmosphere around the monastery & the beautifully carved stupas capture your eyes at the first sight. It is also surrounded with lush green gardens. The place also serves as learning center for monks. I had spent few hours sitting here & did not even realize it.
It was almost evening by the time we had visited all the places & time to head back to the city in search for food. For the last day we went to Mussoorie, I will continue with my travel adventure in the next post.
What place did you like the most in Dehradun? Do share your thoughts. If you like the post, shower us some love by liking, commenting & sharing the post.

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Post Author: Dishki

35 thoughts on “Places to visit in Dehradun! – #MyFriendAlexa

    Keerthi Vydyula

    (15th September 2017 - 01:49)

    Lolz many to the list! I read previous post of your on things to do in dehradun. And when u see my comment on that post you can relate to my comment here. Tomorrow is gng to be fun indeed!


      (15th September 2017 - 09:09)

      Just read the previous comment. Do let me know if your sister is still talking to you after all teasing? πŸ˜€

        Keerthi Vydyula

        (15th September 2017 - 18:15)

        Ha ha she did not for sometime…But we were back on track in few min’s πŸ™‚


          (15th September 2017 - 23:10)

          Lucky, things resolved quickly. πŸ™‚


    (15th September 2017 - 10:24)

    This post tickled the traveller in me… Lovely post blended with some nice pictures. Thanks for sharing… Will look forward for the next post πŸ˜ƒ


      (15th September 2017 - 23:07)

      Glad you liked it! πŸ™‚


    (15th September 2017 - 12:01)

    nice pictures.


      (15th September 2017 - 23:08)

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

    Ashwini Dodani

    (15th September 2017 - 14:27)

    This place really looks interesting. πŸ™‚ Got to check it out.


      (15th September 2017 - 23:09)

      Sure, do share your experience. πŸ™‚


    (15th September 2017 - 19:26)

    I had no idea that Dehradoon had so many places to visit πŸ™‚

    Dr Bushra

    (15th September 2017 - 22:25)

    Robber’s Cave sounds romantic and exciting point to explore. Looks like you have fun on your Dehradun visit will visit the places for sure in future


      (15th September 2017 - 23:12)

      Yes, I had enjoyed a lot. You should definetly visit Dehradun in pleasant weather.

    Seema Wadhwa

    (16th September 2017 - 00:29)

    I did visit Uttarakhand earlier this year but didn’t get a chance to visit Dehradun and I do regret it!

    Your post does make me want to visit it real soon, bookmarking these recommendations for my next visit πŸ™‚


      (16th September 2017 - 22:58)

      Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

    Shalu Sharma Rathod

    (16th September 2017 - 18:42)

    as strange as it may sound, I have never been to Dehradoon in my life. But now I think I need to plan a trip real soon.


      (16th September 2017 - 23:01)

      Sure, do plan a visit in monsoon or early winters. πŸ™‚

    Mansi Laus Deo

    (17th September 2017 - 00:33)

    Having “lived” my entire summer and winter vacations in Dehradun, I haven’t left a single spot unvisited and I can easily say that Gucchu pani (Robber’s cave) is my favourite spot. There’s also Santala Devi through the Cantonment area, leisurely trek of about 4 km, which comes close to second. Sahastra Dhara and Lachhiwala used to be great family picnic spots but they have been ruined by over-commercialisation.
    Next time, try visiting Santala Devi.


      (17th September 2017 - 07:49)

      Thanks for visiting! I was not aware of Santala Devi. Will give it a visit next time. πŸ™‚

    Tina Basu

    (17th September 2017 - 20:05)

    This monastery looks beautiful


      (19th September 2017 - 06:46)

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

    Tina Sequeira

    (18th September 2017 - 22:17)

    Hi DIshki! This was an enjoyable read of Dehradun. I havent yet been to the place but will come back to this post when I do plan to do so. Thanks for sharing! Cheers!


      (19th September 2017 - 06:47)

      Glad you liked it! πŸ™‚


    (21st September 2017 - 09:56)

    I am yet to visit Dehradun. I shall do it soon after reading your post! Happy blogging πŸ™‚


      (21st September 2017 - 23:23)

      Thanks for visiting. πŸ™‚

    Agnivo Niyogi (@Aagan86)

    (21st September 2017 - 12:34)

    Nice pictures. This article will be useful for any future trip I plan to Dehradun πŸ™‚


      (27th September 2017 - 21:04)

      Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

    Danisha Nathyal

    (21st September 2017 - 21:09)

    i have been to dehradun couple of times but other than famous biscuits. i have never explored it. i feel so stupid now that how much i have missed. i need to give it a visit soon in my next india trip


      (21st September 2017 - 23:25)

      Oh yes, I almost forgot about the yummy biscuits & cookies! πŸ™‚

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    (9th September 2018 - 11:42)

    I am planning to visit dehardun in a month or so and this post will definitely come handy for me. Such vibrant pictures πŸ™‚


      (10th September 2018 - 20:05)

      Glad you found it helpful. Thanks for dropping by!

    richa mina

    (19th September 2018 - 15:22)

    i’ve been to Dehradun many times but i didn’t know about monastery there.. thanks for sharing


      (22nd September 2018 - 14:58)

      Thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚

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